Apple's touchscreen iOS based tablet. Both the first generation iPad (specifically) and all iPads (generally)

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What does the plus sign next to the price of an app in the App Store mean?

There is often a plus sign in the upper left corner of the price button for an app. Even some free apps have this plus sign.
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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How do I reclaim the “other” space on my iPad?

I have 3.3 gigs of space in the "other" category on my 16 gig iPad. The space for "other" has grown over time. I've synced. I've powered down. I've turned all running apps off. How do I reclaim this ...
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Stop iTunes from opening when a device is plugged in?

Since re-installing OS X (10.8), every time I plug in an iOS device iTunes opens up and shows an error message: iTunes could not connect to the iPhone "..." because it is locked with a passcode. ...
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How can I transfer iPhone + iPad data to a new computer?

I have iTunes installed on my old computer (Win XP) and all iPhone + iPad apps + all backups are done on this computer. Now I would like to use iTunes on my new computer (Win 7) and retire the old ...
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Good way to keep iPad clean?

I don't have a case or screen protector just yet for my iPad. What is a cost effective way to keep the screen clean and remove fingerprints?
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iPad case for toddlers that hides the home button?

My 18 month old son loves to interact with my iPad. I have explored some apps that I would think he would enjoy, but he finds it hard to resist the device's home button. (Perhaps because this is the ...
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Is it possible to save http-hosted MP3 files directly onto an iPad?

Is there a way to save an MP3 from a web server directly onto an iPad? I can stream it through the browser, but there is no obvious "save" capability. Would it make a difference if the MP3 were an ...
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Can I use the iPad mini (Wi-Fi+cellular) as a cellphone?

I just wanted to know whether is possible to use an iPad mini as a cell phone. I am planning to put my SIM card into the iPad mini, which is the Wi-Fi+cellular model.
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Do I need to set up individual Apple IDs for all my kids' iPads?

I will be giving my three children three iPads as their christmas presents. I am now currently using my iPhone 4 with my only one Apple ID for the App Store. My question is if I set up their iPads ...
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iPad displays “Not Charging” when plugged into USB ports. What can I do?

When I plug my iPad into my computer's USB ports, the iPad battery area displays "Not Charging". I understand the iPad requires more wattage to charge compared to an iPhone or iPod, as evidenced by ...
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How do I play a YouTube video in the background on my iPad?

I like to 'listen' to YouTube video in the background while I am surfing on my desktop. However, I cannot do this on the iPad as, as soon as I switch from YouTube video to the browser, the video ...
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Can I use an iPad effectively without a computer to dock it to?

I'm interested in buying an iPad, but I'm trying to understand what the implications are of not synchronise/docking it with a computer. I only have Linux (Ubuntu) machines these days; I have nothing ...
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How does a family with multiple idevices and multiple laptops share music and digital movie copies?

My wife and I both have our own laptops with our own iTunes accounts. Then we have a shared desktop. In the past, this was fine as all we had for iDevices was an iPod each. So we just managed our own ...
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How can I get files on my iPad into my Dropbox?

Let's say I get a file in an email, or have it stored in GoodReader, or find a link to it on the web, and want to put it into my Dropbox using the ipad app. It seems like the only files you can add ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of iBooks and Kindle books for my iPad?

Even though I have had an iPad for a while, I haven't taken the plunge to buy any ebooks yet. I'd like to make a decision on whether to prefer buying iBooks or Kindle before I buy any so that I can ...
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If iPhones/iPads don't support Flash, how do they play YouTube?

Which technology do iPhones and iPads use to play YouTube without supporting Flash?
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Is AirDrop possible between iPad, iPhone and MacBook?

A new MacBook came with something called AirDrop and worked between many MacBooks such as MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Can I also use AirDrop to exchange data between Macs and iOS devices?
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If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?

If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?
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The iPhone home button is sometimes unresponsive. How can I fix it?

I've noticed that my iPhone 4's home button does not work very well. Sometimes I have to press it multiple times, or press it very hard to get it to register a click. Sometimes it will detect a ...
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How do I get podcasts downloaded directly to my iPhone and iPad to match the ones on my Mac?

Background I have a podcast subscription on my Mac. For example, Marketplace. It's a daily podcast, and I often get them by downloading them to the Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) with iTunes (currently ...
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Is a screen protector worthwhile for an iPad?

Is a screen cover worthwhile for an iPad? Does the screen scratch easily, or is the protector just another snake oil? I've found non-adhesive covers that can be reapplied. It took 4 applications ...
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How to safely charge your apple device at a charging station?

Recently there has been alot of news about how free charging stations could be reading data from devices that are plugged into them. The obvious solution to this issue is to place an adaptor between ...
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Should I jailbreak my iPad?

I just got an iPad a couple of weeks ago. I had a co-worker pull out his iPad out and immediately start talking about jailbreaking it. I have no fear of doing it, but I do realize that sometimes going ...
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Is there any way to add an ePub book to iBooks without iTunes?

I purchased a book and have it in ePub and PDF formats. I can easily add the PDF to iBooks from Safari. However, I can't find a method to get an ePub book into iBooks without iTunes. I'm away from my ...
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iTunes: What is the usefulness of checked/unchecked songs?

I know the functional effect of unchecking a song: it doesn't play (except when explicitly double-clicked) and doesn't sync with an iPod/iPad. But how is this useful? Does Apple officially recommend ...
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Are DropBox files viewed on iOS devices taking up space on them?

When travelling I will need all of the "space" I can claim on my iPad. Am I correct in thinking "space" is not being taken up on the iPad by DB folders, unless I have made them favorites?
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If I leave my chargers plugged into the wall socket at all times, do they consume energy?

This is something I always wondered about: when I leave my charger plugged on the wall socket but not charging anything, is it still consuming energy? Some notebook chargers have a led that is ...
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Can we load video onto iPad without iTunes?

We have a shared iPad at work which is used for trade shows etc. It is a pain to only be able to copy content to this from one PC, i.e. one nominated shared PC with iTunes on it. We have Windows XP ...
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How much GPU memory do iPhones and iPads have?

I'm wondering how GPU memory works on the iPhone and iPad. After reading the Apple tech specs on the iPad 3 (http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/) it says the A5X is a system on a chip with a dual core ...
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Is it possible to pre-install apps on an iPad?

We're giving away iPads (for real, and no you can't have one) as part of a promotion to our referral network. But the plan is to ship it pre-installed with our sales presentation apps and sign-up ...
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Which solutions are available for printing on the iPad to a HP LaserJet 1020 printer?

I have an HP LaserJet 1020 connected to an IOGear network print server. Currently the iPad doesn't support printing out of the box, however I have heard there are several third-party solutions on the ...
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Why does the gyroscope in an iPad stop working on an airplane?

The gyroscope (not to be confused with the accelerometer or GPS) in my iPad (3rd generation) works wonderfully both when standing still on the ground as when moving at high speeds in a car on the ...
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How can I mirror my iPad display wirelessly?

I am looking to display my iPad screen wirelessly to an external display to demo applications. I found this video showing exactly what I want to do with an iPhone but no explanation as to what the ...
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Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?

As the new owner of an iPad, it was disappointing, but not surprising, to see a "not charging" in the upper right hand corner of my iPad when I connected it via USB to my Apple Keyboard from 2007. ...
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How do I convert video for an iPad?

I need to convert some of my movies and other videos for the iPad and I am wondering what solutions are available for this. Ideally, I would like to have something that adds the new video afterwards ...
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HTML / CSS / Javascript editor for the iPad?

I'm interested for a code editor for my iPad. I've made a search on Apple Store for "HTML", and I've got a huge amount of results.. Can anyone recommend any of them? It would be nice to have ...
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How to stop iPad/Safari from treating certain numbers as 'phone numbers'?

I've got some pages on an intranet that show numerical rates to 4 decimal places, eg 147.1453. When these pages are viewed on an iPad, some of these rates appear underlined and clicking on them causes ...
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Can I see which iPad apps I use most frequently?

I have many games on my iPad which my kids play. I'd like to remove the games and apps that aren't used but I don't know how to find this information. Is there a way to see the most used apps on ...
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Which iOS devices can *not* update to iOS 4.3?

What is the complete list of iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) that are unable to update to iOS 4.3 or higher?
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What's in the “Other” category on my iPad?

When I sync my iPad, iTunes tells me that Video accounts for so many gigabytes of space, Photos another portion, etc. etc. But iTunes also tells me that a whopping 5.5 GB is being used by "Other". ...
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Awesomest iPad Games [closed]

Much like Awesomest iPad apps, I thought I'd start a thread for iPad games. Which are the must-have ones for you? Rules One app per answer. Use this format for the first and second lines of your ...
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Screen Rotation Lock now turns off iPad speaker

After upgrading the iPad to 4.2.1 the screen rotation lock button no longer has any effect on the screen rotation. Instead it turns off the speaker. I've looked in settings but I don't seem to find ...
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How to use the new iPad (3rd gen) as a second screen?

I carry my iPad everywhere, and now that I've got the new one with the high resolution display, I'd like to use it as a second monitor for my Macbook Pro. It would be great if I could occasionally ...
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How to activate new iPad without disclosing credit card number?

I bought my mother an iPad 2 as a gift for her birthday, hoping that it would enable my toddler son to do Facetime with his grandmother. I tried to walk her through the activation process (over ...
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Is there a limit to how many iOS devices I can synch with iTunes?

I've heard about the 5 computer limit. I'm wondering if iOS devices are included in that or not.
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iBook on iPad: turn pages with voice command

I bought an iPad for somebody who is paralysed; primarily as a book reader for its ability to enlarge the text- but also to surf the net, etc. with a family member or caregiver using the touchpad. I ...
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Is there a quicker way to clear cache on Safari mobile?

Is there a quicker way to clear cache in Safari on iPhone besides going to Settings -> Safari -> Clear Cache?
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Can the iPad / iPad 2 handle iOS 6?

I've heard anecdotal evidence of iOS 6 seriously impairing the performance of the iPhone 4 (and had a poor personal experience with it on iOS 5). I was wondering if anyone has had any problems ...
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Why can my Mac charge my iPad but other computers can't?

What do Macs do differently so its USB ports can charge my iPad, but if I plug into a USB port on my PC I get the "not charging" message?